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Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
's time to ensure our collective bargaining laws function as they're supposed to so unions have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and better wages for the middle class. it's time to pass the paycheck fairness act so women will have more tools to fight pay discrimination. it's time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers can't be fired for who they are or who they love. and even though we're bringing manufacturing jobs back to america, we're creating more good paying jobs in education and health care and business services. we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector. and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. [ applause ] this shouldn't be an ideological question. you know, it was adam smith, the father of
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
simmons policy analyst for national employment law project jack temple and senior writer for "politico" magazine glen thrush. joining us democratic congressman from minnesota's fifth district keith eleison. congressman, always great to have you on the program. >> thank you, alex. >> no better day from today. you just came from a protest what group of fast-food workers making the case for an increase in the minimum wage. tell us what these workers want and why. >> these workers want better pay. many of the workers i was with worked for contractors who held federal contracts. so in fact the united states government funds more low wage workers than mcdonald's or walmart combined. so we're asking for something specific from the president, the president we may not get much through congress with the republican majority but can he sign an executive order which would order these folks who have federal contracts pay a livable wage. we think that's reasonable to do. i delivered a letter to him to that effect yesterday. his speech was awesome but now we can really do something about it. >> his sp
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
-- as the affordable care act has become law and is a real thing in people's lives, brian made this point. when there are people who have signed up on the aca website and have actual health insurance the zeal for repeal will be greatly diminished because it will be taking away health care from people who now have it. >> you would think that, but that would make you living in a reality-based reality, and that's not -- look, here is the thing. the republicans had a gift for the last month or so, because they could take -- first of all, they were in the political dumpster after the shutdown. they were also in the doldrums, they had no other thing to offer. repeal and then what. all these things in the affordable care act people liked, kids staying on their parents plans loeg longer, getting rid of bars for pre-existing conditions, they only make sense if you have an individual mandate. republicans know that's why they invented the individual mandate. now all of a sudden they have this gift. they can attack the website and impugn the whole policy because the website didn't work. suddenly they can't
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
the president's health care law. with that the president will defend his signature achievement in a speech at 2:30 eastern. joining me georgetown university professor eric dyson, salon's editor-at-large joan walsh, "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, former democratic congressman harold ford, jr. joining us from washington nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert. luke, i can't believe i'm saying the words government shut down and debt ceiling debacle once again, my friend. what are the chances that the two waring sides get together to pass a budget deal in the next two weeks? >> well, you'd think it would be good after what happened to congress's approval during the last shutdown fight and argument, especially for house republicans. but as of right now it doesn't necessarily have a very rosey outlook. there's been all this talk that paul ryan, the republican from wisconsin and patty murray, democrat from washington chairing this conference committee will figure out some way to lessen the impact of the sequester. as far as a wide reaching grand bargain, that's not going to happe
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
santa claus from nonexistent% accuse. back in june in texas governor perry signed into law a merry christmas law removing risk of saying merry christmas in public schools. jonathan, i'm so relieved as rick perry is flashing social safety net and taking away women's basic reproductive freedoms he's making sure no one can get sued for saying merry christmas. >> thank you, governor perry. >> thank you, rick perry. >> what am i going to say to this that won't have me cursing on air. >> we don't want to force you into that position. >> the war on christmas is this right wing construction to make it look like nonconservatives, progressives, liberals, democrats, even who is not them don't like christmas, don't love the lord. >> are not religious, faithful people and enemies of faithful people. >> so even discuss it is to sort of help them sell books, sell -- what's the word -- nontraversy. >> it's the war on people who don't want to spend on bill o'reilly's franchise. >> i'd like to declare a war on the war on christmas. >> i will say, though, sam, what's weird to me is how the narrative
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
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